'Happy Days' stars reunite after Erin Moran's death

The actress died at age 56 in April following a battle with cancer.
By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |  May 3, 2017 at 2:02 PM
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May 3 (UPI) -- The Happy Days cast reunited this week in the wake of Erin Moran's death.

Scott Baio, Cathy Silvers, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Ron Howard and Don Most came together at Moran's memorial service Wednesday.

"Celebrating the life of #EriinMoran #HappyDaysFamily," Baio, who played Charles "Chachi" Arcola on the ABC sitcom, captioned a group photo on Twitter.

Moran, who portrayed Joanie Cunningham throughout the show's 11-season run, died at age 56 on April 22. Officials said the actress appeared to have died from complications of Stage 4 cancer, according to CNN.

"May people remember Erin for her contagious smile, warm heart, and animal loving soul. I always hoped she could find peace in her life. God has you now, Erin," Baio wrote in a post last week.

Moran's husband, Steven Fleischmann, said in an open letter Baio shared April 25 that Moran was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in December. He said the cancer continued to spread despite radiation and chemotherapy.

"By the middle of February, Erin could no longer speak or eat or drink," Fleischmann wrote. "She had a feeding tube implant and I feed her 6 to 8 times a day. She was still happy."

"She woke up on [April] 22nd, she was not 100%," he recalled. "I laid down next to her held her right hand in my left. I feel asleep woke up about a hour later still holding her hand and she was gone."

Happy Days was created by late director and producer Garry Marshall, and aired from 1974-84. Moran also appeared on The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote and The Bold and the Beautiful.

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